I have been using Akismet to prevent spam for a long time and it has been very successful. Over the last two days I have noticed that lots of lots (100s) of SPAM messages are getting through. They go into the moderation queue and then I mark them as spam. However one I mark them as SPAM the akismet stats so not update with the new total spam collected.
Also when I go onto the akismet plugin config page I am seeing the following message:
"The key below was previously validated but a connection to akismet.com can not be established at this time. Please check your server configuration."
Can any help please? How can I stop all this SPAM?